2021 Contest for Young Writers 2021
This annual writing contest is open to all students of Peterborough and area high schools. It
encourages students to refine their skills, share their work, and possibly earn national
recognition and prizes.
GRADE / LEVEL DIVISIONS: Junior Level, Grades 9 – 10
Senior Level, Grades 11 – 12
CATEGORIES: Writers may submit one entry in any, or all, of the three categories. All entries
must have one author only.
• PROSE FICTION could include a personal reflection, science-fiction, mystery, realistic
narrative, or historical fiction.
• PROSE NON-FICTION could include a speech, editorial, rant, opinion piece, or personal
• POETRY: any form of poetry.
LENGTH: Prose must be 500 -1000 words in length.
Poem has no minimum length; maximum is restricted to two pages.
ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITTED DOUBLE-SPACED, IN TIMES NEW ROMAN, 12-PT FONT.
ORIGINALITY: All entries must be original work. Writers should seek the advice of a mentor
such as a teacher, friend, parent, and/or peer for feedback and editing support.
• A title page must include: title, category, and writer’s name, full address (including house# or apartment# and postal code), email, phone
number, grade, school, and teacher’s name.
• Submit any time, as an attached Word document, to LLFSWC2021@gmail.com
DEADLINE: Midnight, Monday, May 17, 2021. (The deadline is firm; no exceptions.)
PRIZES: The winners in each category will receive $200 and a commemorative plaque. Winning entries will be published as part of the Contest for
Young Writers Contest e-book on the festival website. (See the e-book for samples of previous winning entries.)
ENTRY TO THE CONTEST INDICATES PERMISSION TO PUBLISH IN THE E-BOOK. THE AUTHOR RETAINS COPYRIGHT.
Questions may be directed to the contest coordinators:
Andrew Milner: firstname.lastname@example.org or Cynthia Rankin: email@example.com
This annual writing contest is open to all students of Peterborough and area secondary schools. It encourages students to refine their skills, share their work, and possibly earn national recognition and prizes.